Alfonso Soriano, Carlos Marmol Clear Waivers

Alfonso Soriano and Carlos Marmol have cleared trade waivers, reports Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com. Soriano is now eligible to be traded anywhere, pending his approval due to his ten-and-five rights.

Soriano, 36, is hitting .264/.319/.490 with 21 homers on the season, and he's still owed approximately $45MM through the end of the 2014 season. Heyman hears that Chicago was willing to pay all but $3MM annually of his contract. He told the Cubs he would not accept a trade to the Giants before the deadline, though Heyman speculates they could get involved again following the news of Melky Cabrera's 50-game suspension.

Earlier this month, nearly 9,000 MLBTR readers said they believe the Cubs will be able to trade Soriano this month. The 29-year-old Marmol has pitched to a 4.46 ERA in 36 1/3 innings this season. He is owed approximately $12MM through the end of the next season.


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51 Comments on "Alfonso Soriano, Carlos Marmol Clear Waivers"


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GoAsOakland
2 years 10 months ago

Giants?!

Guest
2 years 10 months ago

….did I hear somewhere say the Giants were interested? Ya Think?

Guest
2 years 10 months ago

Because the Giants would want a defensive liability playing Left Field when its already a difficult Outfield to play in?

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Cubs27
2 years 10 months ago

On the bright side, he doesn’t have any errors this year at least.

Guest
2 years 10 months ago

Soriano is one of 4 MLB outfielders this year without an error.

He might not be a future Gold Glover, but he’s doing just about everything you can ask of him defensively this year.

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txftw
2 years 10 months ago

He has no errors because he doesn’t reach any baseballs hit his way……

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TheoHoyer
2 years 10 months ago

Soriano’s defense this year reminds me a lot of Ryne Sandburg. He wouldn’t take chances on plays that were borderline. In other words he wouldn’t go diving for a ball because it might get recorded as an error.

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matthew07
2 years 10 months ago

I agree. As much as I liked Sandberg, it was always frustrating that he wouldn’t dive for a ball.

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rr rr
2 years 10 months ago

Except Soriano has very good range. He makes a lot of tough plays. His defense has gotten a bad rap solely because of his errors, which hasn’t been a problem this year.

In other words, you have no clue what you’re talking about.

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txftw
2 years 10 months ago

In actual words, I don’t really care about the cubs or their stats. Try again.

Guest
2 years 10 months ago

Yup, Soriano got his rep as a bad defender because of errors. Essentially, he kept positioning himself like he was a guy with 30SB legs well after his legs had given out, and it caused some embarrassing misplays. This year, he finally adjusted his positioning and both scouts and UZR say the results are that he’s gone from bad to kinda good.

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laffingrass
2 years 10 months ago

UZR/150 is 21.3.

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2 years 10 months ago

IIRC, Barry Bonds in his 40’s had VERY few errors. That was because he always rounded the ball, played smart defense, but his arm wasn’t strong (So he rarely contested a play, which means no throwing errors) and he had the worst range in baseball. Errors are a pretty bad measurement of defense, especially in a corner outfield spot.

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baseball52
2 years 10 months ago

Well, darn, there goes my pipe dream of him being claimed.

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Richard Cleven
2 years 10 months ago

Al is staying in Chi town. Wont get traded till the off season if at all.

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Brian
2 years 10 months ago

As a Giants fan: No!